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October 6, 2010 

"OK, so this so-called solution to the UG problem solves nothing! 

Learn about ways to eat 
healthfully on campus from 
our guest health expert, Sarah 
Kaltreider '11 

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Alumni Profile: Find out what 
some recent LVC grads did post 

Lunch Lunacy: What is wrong with our food service? 

Natosha Kreamer '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Like most other college students, I too 
am guilty of waking up at noon on weekends. 
From the time I physically get out of bed un- 
til the time I am prepared to leave my dorm, a 

full hour may have passed. So by the time I've actu- 
ally dragged myself to the cafe, I find it has already 


closed for the day. Then after venturing down to 
the UG, I arrive only to be extremely disappointed. 
If you have not taken notice to this absurdity al- 

ready, you are in for a big surprise one week- 
end as your stomach growls around 2:00 p.m. 
Because the UG is no longer open for the 
weekends, many students find themselves in 
a predicament. Not only are we going hun- 
gry, but we have remaining meals, which are 
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Grand opening of the C- Store 

Dan Call ah an' 14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Friday, Oct. 1 marked the grand 
opening of LVC s C- Store. It is lo- 
cated inside of the New Student 
Center, on the west side of campus. 
The C- Store gives students access 
to a variety of foods, snacks, drinks 
and other necessities for relatively 
cheap prices during the evening 
hours. The more anticipated items, 
heroes and smoothies, will be avail- 
able starting Oct. 13. Students can 
use flex dollars or cash there. The 
C-Store is open Monday through 
Friday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday 
through Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight. 




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Photo by Cody Shepp '12 / LA VIE 




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LU N AC Y: Student reacts to UG closing on weekends 

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already paid for but cannot be used. 

But being closed on the 
weekends is just the start of 
the inconvenience that Metz, 
the food-service provider, has 
put forth to LVC students. 

The variety of food choice at 
LVC on weekends, quite frankly 
stinks. To begin with, we only 
have two places to eat on campus 
which allow for a meal exchange 
option: the cafe or the UG. On 
the weekends, half of the cafe is 
closed; already there is a limited 
choice. You want a grilled sand- 
wich? Sorry, we do not offer that 
luxury here on Saturdays. And now 
that the UG is closed, say goodbye 
to your food choices from there. 

While most people like brunch, 
many of us prefer more of a food 
choice than scrambled eggs. Per- 
sonally, I hate brunch. The pure 
existence of brunch and the fact 
that the UG closes on the week- 
ends combined led me to choose 
the lowest possible meal plan op- 
tion. I want to make it known to 
Metz that they are losing money 
from many students this way. 

And because half of the cafete- 
ria is closed on the weekends, there 
is no space. A limited space shows 
an awful image for our visitors. Tve 
heard visitors, shoving their way 
through the crowd of LVC students 
to eat, ask a student, "Is it always 
like this here?" And, as much as I 

love LVC and want to promote our 
school, I cannot lie to a perspective 
student by answering "No." Does 
Metz not realize how appalling 
of an image they are promoting? 

Also, last year, as many recall, 
the UG was open until 10:00 p.m., 
so students who were active par- 
ticipants in sports, night classes 
or long nights of studious activ- 
ity were still able to get the meals 
they deserved. Now these students 
must suffer without food or they 
work around the limited meal 
times. I am one of these people. 

Personally, my Monday nights 
are busy. My last class ends at 
three and at that time I trudge 
back to Mary Green to finish my 
homework, as I know I have a 
busy night ahead of me. Around 
5:10 p.m., I make my long journey 
over to Mund for our La Vie meet- 
ing. Straight from there, I work 
on campus from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 
p.m. I'm too busy to eat before my 
meeting (and not only that, but 
who wants to eat dinner before 
5:00 p.m. when they ate lunch a 
short 4 hours ago?) and when I'm 
starving after work, I can no longer 
head to Mund to have a hot meal. 

Now, I will be the first to admit 
that I love the idea of flex dollars: 
its great when we want to go to 
InterMetzo to enjoy a coffee, and 
with the C- Store opened, it is truly 
a convenient option. But, if we re 

going to offer this magnificent op- 
tion of the C- Store, why are we 
being restricted to flex-use only? 
At other schools, such as Susque- 
hanna University, they can use 
their meal exchange option at the 
convenience store. If the C-Store, 
the UG and cafeteria were all avail- 
able for meal exchange use, I can 
guarantee that I would be much 
more willing to "up" my meal plan. 

In my opinion, we should have 
somewhere to eat on this campus 
virtually 24/7. We are paying for 
these meals and we should be able 
to eat them. Adding an additional 
meal time, such as a "late night" op- 
tion after dinner, could solve this 
problem, which would allow those 
students with busy schedules to eat 
when they had time. The point to 
being a college student is for the 
experience and education, after all. 

As you can judge from the con- 
tinuously overflowing comment 
board, students are unhappy, and 
what I advise Metz to do is lis- 
ten to the students. Offer more of 
what we want before all of us cut 
our meal plans down to virtually 
nothing. We understand we are a 
small school and cannot have 10 
places on campus to eat, but when 
we have two, at least make them 
both available to us on the week- 
ends so we can eat what we paid for. 



Coffeehouse series underway at MJ's 

Emily Gertenbach '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

School is several weeks in ses- 
sion, the leaves are changing, the 
temperature is dropping — and, 
like every fall, the annual Lebanon 
Valley College Coffeehouse Se- 
ries is once again well underway, 
bringing free music to campus 
and community alike. Fitting for 
such a musical school, the series 
features a different performance 
on selected Wednesday nights at 
9:30 p.m. at MJ's Coffeehouse in 
Annville. Three of the four sched- 
uled performances listed in the 
Live Calendar ( 
live-calendar) are student musi- 
cians. Septembers performance 
featured The Lonewolf Project, 
also known as Phil Freeman '11, a 

digital communications and music 
business major. 

Tonights musical event is a 
campus duo comprised of Brad 
Snyder '11, a music recording 
technology major, and Brianna 
McGroff '13, also majoring in 
music recording technology and 
music business. The pair will be 
covering several genres of music 
during their performance. 

Future Coffeehouse Series per- 
formers are scheduled for the rest 
of the semester. They include The 
Cardinelles on Nov. 3 and Mark 
Rust on Dec. 1. The Cardinelles 
are another student duo of room- 
mates Judi Garcia '12 and Rachel 
Beazley '12, both music education 
majors. Rust, however, breaks the 
string of student performers with 
his seasonal show that has been 

featured at LVC Coffeehouses in 
previous years. The Cardinelles 
are also repeat performers in the 
coffeehouse series, having been 
a part of the programming in the 
Spring 2010 semester. 

Sponsored by the Student Pro- 
gramming Board, the series is al- 
ways free to anyone who wishes to 
attend. The Coffeehouse series are 
yearlong events, and spring semes- 
ter performers will be announced 
at a later date. 

MJ's Coffeehouse is located 
across from campus on Route 422, 
attached to the Allen Theatre. For 
more information about MJ's and 
the Allen, please visit www.allen- 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


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Family of state trooper speaks 

Noelle Barrett '11 

Co-Editor of La Vie Online 

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, students 
gathered in Miller Chapel to 
hear a presentation by the fam- 
ily of the late Pennsylvania State 
Trooper Kenton E. Iwaniec. 
The entire campus was encouraged 
to attend the event held in hopes to 
raise awareness about driving under 
the influence. 

On March 27, 2008, tragedy 
struck the family of Kenton Iwaniec. 
On his way home from his shift at 
Avondale Barracks in Chester Coun- 
ty, a Chevy Tahoe crossed the center 
line of Rt. 41, hitting Iwaniec's ve- 
hicle head-on moments after hitting 
the driver's side of a pick-up truck. 
Iwaniec passed away two hours later. 

The woman who hit Iwaniec 
had a blood-alcohol concentra- 
tion more than four times the legal 
limit and was under the influence of 

Iwaniec's family holds these 
speaking events to keep his memory 
alive and prevent these tragedies. 

Aimee Paine, PA State Trooper 
and adjunct professor of Sociol- 
ogy who organized the presenta- 
tion, said, "We all know people 
continue to drink and drive and 

countless innocent victims are 
killed each year in PA due to the ir- 
responsible choices of those who 
do so. However, this family refuses 
to give up, and if they can change 
just one person, get one person to 
think and make the right choice, 
then they succeeded in their goal." 
Iwaniec's family's efforts go beyond 
speaking engagements. The Trooper 
Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Fund has 
been established in which contribu- 
tions are used to support DUI pre- 
vention programs. 

On March 27, the First Annual 
TakeOff Race/ Walk was held in hon- 
or of Iwaniec and other DUI victims. 
Almost 700 runners and walkers par- 
ticipated. The proceeds went to the 
purchase of 60 breathalyzers for local 
and state law enforcement agencies, 
bringing their total to 75. 

The Second Annual Trooper 
Iwaniec Memorial Race is scheduled 
for April 2, 2011. 

For more information on Iwan- 
iec and his family's story and future 
speaking engagements and events, 
visit and to 
see more from the family's presenta- 
tion in Miller Chapel, visit http:// 



Coffeehouse Series 

9:30 PM October 6 @MJ's Coffeehouse 

Brad Snyder 

Brianna McGoff 


Come and support two LVC musicians as they rock the 



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HALT holds food drive 

Student group donates to Ronald McDonald House, Caring Cupboard 

Jon Leer' 12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Hunger Awareness Leaders 
of Tomorrow (HALT) collected 
canned goods and other non-per- 
ishable food items to donate to lo- 
cal charities. This food drive took 
place from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 and 
was held as part of Hunger Action 

HALT held a similar food drive 
last September. All of the food col- 
lected will be split between local 
organizations, namely the Ronald 
McDonald House in Hershey and 
the Caring Cupboard in Palmyra. 

The Ronald McDonald House 
provides housing for the families of 
children being treated at the Her- 
shey Medical Center. Many of the 

children have to travel long distanc- 
es in order to receive treatment. 
The Ronald McDonald House is a 
location very close to the hospital 
that provides a home away from 

The Palmyra Caring Cupboard 
provides food and other services 
to approximately 130 families per 

HALT is a student-run com- 
munity service group on LVC's 
campus. HALTs goal is to raise 
awareness about global poverty 
and hunger issues. The group also 
raises money for the international 
group "Action Against Hunger." 

Action Against Hunger is cur- 
rently involved in 40 nations 
around the world and benefits 
nearly five million people a year. 
One of Action Against Hunger s 

main missions is to combat malnu- 
trition. Another focus is providing 
safe drinking water and improving 
the sanitation of under-privileged 
towns and communities around 
the world. The third area of focus 
is the ability to provide safe food 
and food supplies. 

HALT is planning two upcom- 
ing events for the fall semester. 
In October, HALT is planning to 
celebrate World Food Day with a 
fundraiser. In November, HALT 
will hold a hunger banquet to raise 
funding for Action Against Hun- 

For more information on how 
you can help HALT, contact Jimmy 
Kroll'll (jkf003(o) 



Settle your student account to register for classes 

McKenna Snyder '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Attention all LVC students: If 
you hadn't settled your student ac- 
count by Monday, Oct. 4, you will 
now have a $75 late fee. A checklist 
has been provided by the Financial 
Aid Office to help students better 
understand what is expected of 

Freshmen who wanted to be 
considered for need-based aid 
were required to submit the Free 
Application for Federal Student 
Aid 2010-11 (FAFSA) and LVC 
Institutional Data Form 2010-11. 
From there, incoming students 
should have received a financial 
aid package. Freshman are then to 
have sent back a signed award letter 
to the financial aid office to accept 
any money that was awarded to 
them by Lebanon Valley College. 

If freshmen wish to borrow 

their Direct Stafford loans, they 
must complete entrance counseling 
and complete a Master Promissory 
Note with the federal Department 
of Education through the Direct 
Lending Program. 

Returning students must follow 
the same steps. Because of a recent 
change in federal law, returning 
students must also complete a new 
Master Promissory Note. This has 
been overlooked by many students, 
but it is impossible to borrow your 
eligible loans without having com- 
pleted this vital step. 

Students who are also applying 
for a private Student Alternative 
Loan should be aware that it will 
take a minimum of 17 days from 
the time of application until funds 
are approved and credited to their 
account. Most students will need to 
have a creditworthy co-borrower in 
order to be approved for an alterna- 
tive loan. 

Please note: Students who have 
not settled their account by Nov. 1 
will not be allowed to register for 
spring classes; spring registration 
begins on Nov. 5. 

Your account may be accessed 
online at MyLVC under the Ac- 
cess tab. In this link, you are able 
to see your current balance, any 
bill activity for the past 60 days, 
financial aid by term and financial 
aid by year. Aid can either show as 
accepted, pending or estimated. 
Students should pay careful at- 
tention to these statuses to ensure 
payment on the correct dates. 

If students have any questions 
regarding their account, they can 
call the Business Office at ext. 
6300. If students have questions 
regarding their financial aid, they 
can call the Financial Aid Office at 
ext. 6126. 


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& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to, 
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SG retreats to Delaware 

Abby Tomlinson '12 
Kevin G arrit y ' 1 3 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Every year, the LVC Student 
Government (SG) takes a trip. But 
this is no ordinary school field trip; 
this is a retreat. 

For as long as they can remem- 
ber, each year the members of SG 
have looked forward to the annual 
SG trip, which this year landed the 
students in Bethany Beach, Del. You 
may wonder, a beach trip at the end 
of September? But, this was far more 
than a trip to the beach. It became a 
bonding experience for everyone in 
student government. 

From Sept. 24 to 26, the stu- 
dents, along with their faculty ad- 
visor, Jen Evans, stayed in a house 
together like one big, happy family. 
Although they were broken up into 
rooms for sleeping purposes, during 
the day and between activities, they 
worked as one central group, getting 
to know each other inside and out 
through ice breakers and bonding 
games. Games included the beloved 
"Name Game," a personality quiz 
and even one involving a beach ball! 
These games were all based on get- 
ting to know each member individu- 
ally, both through small group and 

team exercises. 

"If we didn't have the retreat, I 
don t know how else we would get 
a chance to bond and get to know 
each other," said Lindsay Griendling 
'12, representative. "Our meetings 
are always jam packed on Monday 
nights and most of us want to just 
get it done and get out of there." 

Because the schedules of the SG 
members are hectic, regular meet- 
ings are about the only group ac- 
tivity where everyone can attend. 
This retreat gives them a great op- 
portunity to get to know their new 
members and even become closer 
to those they've known for years. 

"Before the trip, I didn't have a 
relationship with too many peers in 
SG, but afterward, I learned things 
about some of my peers and grew 
an appreciation for the things that 
each person brings to the table," 
Griendling said. 

But, the weekend was not all fun 
and games. SG had two meetings 
over their three day stay: one to dis- 
cuss the goals they hope to accom- 
plish this year for themselves and 
their fellow classmates and another 
to catch up on what they missed 
during the last week. 



Student Government 
Update: 10.4.10 

Dance team official, Verizon tower discussed 

Abby Tomlinson '12 
Kevin G arrit y ' 1 3 

La Vie Staff Writers 

This week, SG discussed the 
issues of updates on women's 
sports teams and a few renova- 
tions going on around campus. 

The LVC dance team has offi- 
cially been formed. With captains 
Chynna Walker '12 and Claire 
Deibler '12, the dance team has 
seen an increase of five girls this 
year. Look for them to be per- 
forming throughout the year 
with their new uniforms. Also, 
the women's rugby team will be 
receiving new uprights, (field 
goals) courtesy of SG. 

SG has also been discussing 
the renovations of Mund, be- 
ginning in late October/early 

November, consisting of renova- 
tions to the outside of the build- 
ing to build a new kitchen. The 
90 Mund parking spots will not 
be available during this time, but 
will be replaced by the space from 
the recently knocked down pizza 
shop across the street from Der- 
ickson B. 

A few changes have been made 
concerning the Verizon tower 
coming to Annville. The tower 
will no longer be put on top of 
Blair, but will be placed out by 
the LVC practice fields. SG is still 
waiting on zooming approval, but 
expect more information soon. 

A. tomlinson 



La Vie Cqllegienne October 6, 2010 


Andrew Texter '12 
Amy Nordall ' 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Theodora Hermes T2 is proud to 
be president of LVC s feminist club, 
F-Word. With its "F" for "feminism/' 
the club can be controversial; from its 
ambiguous name to its counter-cul- 
ture principles, but Hermes reveals a 
human face. 

Hermes notes that feminists, in- 
cluding the members of F-Word, are 
often depicted as uncompromising, 
overweight, aggressive women who 
can t get boyfriends. 

Lauren Scott '12 notes that "femi- 
nism sometimes works against gen- 
der equality because it merely makes 
women hate men rather than actually 
solving the problem." 

For Hermes, the members of F- 
Word couldn't be further from that 

Interview with a feminist 


Since its founding in 2003 by a 
group of feminist LVC students and 
professors, including Dr. Catherine 
Romagnolo, F-Word has never once 
met to create a space where women 
can complain about men. Instead, F- 
Word meets once a week to discuss 
how to make LVC and the world a 
better place through gender equality. 

The members of F-Word are di- 
verse. Both men and women attend 
F-Word meetings, and members 
come from a variety of background 
and beliefs. The one thing many do 
agree on is that the goal of feminism 
isn't female superiority but gender 
equality, since both men and women 
are hurt by gender roles. 

Describing F-Word's type of femi- 
nism, Hermes says that "feminism is 
a part of making a better world for 
men and women and a society where 

men and women are more free to be 
who they want to be." 

F-Word hosts activities on cam- 
pus including The Vagina Mono- 
logues, the "Love Your Body" Cam- 


paign and the Red Flag Campaign. 
These events raise awareness about 
sexual violence and encourage wom- 
en to love and respect their bodies. 

As president of F-Word, Hermes 
is responsible for creating that dis- 
course to raise awareness of gender 

issues on campus and coordinating 
these events. 

For Hermes though, feminism 
isn't just something that she does at 
LVC; it's something that has been 
important for her entire life. 

Hermes comes from a long line of 

One of Hermes' greatest feminist 
influences is her mother, Aphrodite 
Hermes. When Hermes was 10 years 
old, her family left a local church in 
Myerstown because the male clergy 
would not allow women to pray out 
loud or lead prayer. Though Aph- 
rodite Hermes had only recently 
become a Christian, she felt it was 
wrong that women's voices could not 
be heard during the services. Theo- 
dora's mother worked with church 
leaders to see if this tradition could 
be revised, but when church lead- 
ers still would not allow women to 

speak, she made a tough decision 
and left the church her family loved. 
For Theodora, this moment is one of 
many that denned her as a feminist. It 
exposed her to the injustice of gender 
inequality, and it planted in her the 
voice that fights oppression. Hermes 
attributes her feminist attitude to her 
mother because of this and many 
other times Aphrodite has stood 
against oppression. 

In her free time, Hermes enjoys 
drinking coffee and spending time 
with the poetry of Audre Lorde. 
She also teaches an "American Girl 
Literature" class at Myerstown En- 
richment Center for homeschooled 
girls. After LVC, Hermes plans to go 
to graduate school to major in either 
literature and/ or gender studies. 


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Catching up 
with the grads 

Jake King '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

David Warner '02 and Kristine 
Warner '03 are busy people; after 
graduating from Lebanon Valley 
College, David went to law school 
at Widener University and has spent 
the last three years as an attorney in 
Lebanon. Kristine has worked "just 
about every political or advocacy job 
you can think of," including a posi- 
tion on the Palmyra Borough Coun- 
cil, and is currently running for the 
District Judge seat in the area. 

On top of all of this, the Warners 
were married and in 2008 started a 
family, giving birth to their son, Mi- 
cah. But for these LVC grads, keep- 
ing on their toes is nothing new. Dur- 
ing his time at LVC, David was a part 
of Student Government, worked in 
the College Store and was a member 
of both APO and College Republi- 

Kristine was a member of both 
the swimming and basketball teams 
for a time and in her senior year 
was actively involved in the Fisher 
for Governor Campaign of 2002 
through her internship. According to 
Kristine, it is a strong work ethic that 
has gotten them both so far in such a 
short amount of time. 

"I think the key to us getting to 
this point is that we both work hard... 

all the time. Even in our entry level 
jobs straight out of college, we 
worked harder and longer hours 
than our colleagues. That helped us 
earn reputations that in turn lead to 
new opportunities," Kristine says. 
"[But] while we enjoy our careers, 
the part of the day we look forward 
to the most is coming home to just 
hang out as a family with our neigh- 
bors and friends." 

As for advice for current stu- 
dents, both David and Kristine 
stress the importance of internships 
in making oneself a marketable 
employee. Kristine's work on the 
Fisher campaign, for example, led 
to another internship which in turn 
led to her first job out of college. 

"In this economy, it's so difficult 
to find a job. It's even harder when 
you come out of college with no 
real world experience. Everyone 
you meet at college can be a future 
resource to lead to another oppor- 
tunity in life. I'd encourage you to 
meet everyone you can and broad- 
en your horizons," David says. 

At the same time, there is a cer- 
tain balance of work and play. The 
Warners are both very happy with 
their current life, but there are still 
a few things they miss about LVC, 
such as having all their friends on 
one campus, "afternoon naps and 
going to class in sweatpants and a 
hooded sweatshirt." 


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Take a walk on the town at Lebanon's "First Friday" artwalk 


La Vie Staff Writer 

Have you ever sat in your dorm 
or apartment on a Friday night not 
knowing what to do? You could 
stay on campus and go to some of 
the school sponsored activities, 
but you did that last weekend. You 
could take a walk through Annville, 
but there's nothing new there. So 
what is something new, exciting 
and attention-grabbing that you 
could try? Well, try Lebanon. Sure, 
Lebanon is a small city, but hidden 
deep within are a few cozy little 
places just waiting to welcome you 

All of these little niches are a 
part of the First Friday Art Walks 
which take place the first Friday of 
every month. These walks, hosted 
and organized by the Lebanon Val- 
ley Council on the Arts (LCVA), 
are composed of a handful of ven- 
ues — fourteen total — which stay 
open later on the these Friday eve- 
nings and host showcases of local 
artists and musicians. LVCA offers 
a link on their website, www.leba-, connecting to 
a map of the various locations par- 
ticipating in the art walks. The map 
also shows var- 
ious free park- 
ing locations. 
Anyone desir- 
ing to attend 
the First Fri- 
day Art Walks 
does not have 
to pay a thing. 
Parking is free, 
observing the 
various artist 
showcases is 
free, listening 
to the various 
musicians is 
free and walk- 
ing is, well, 
free. So what 
isn't there to 
like about a 
free evening 
full of Leba- 
non's hidden 

The various venues range any- 
where from the Salem Lutheran- 
Old Salem Church, which hosted 

watercolors by Mary Kopalo and their services. For example, Niko's 
David Evans as well as photography Restaurant offers 10 percent off 
by Brenda Steffan and Tim Frye with the presentation of the First 

Friday Art Walk 
coupon located 
on the flip side 
of the map avail- 
able at all partici- 
pating locations. 
While the vari- 
ous artists and 
musicians shar- 
ing their work 
with the public 
may change ev- 
ery month, a 
majority of them 
stay the same. 
They may not 
be big names or 
famous people, 
but sometimes 
it is the undis- 
covered artists 
which are the 
best kind. 

Image courtesy of Google Images Pamela 
this past Friday, to the more up- Brightbill, co-owner of the Time- 
scale Niko's Restaurant, which pre- less Cafe, says that the art walks are 
sented music by Scott Galbraith. "reminiscent of yester year when 
Some locations offer discounts on everyone stayed out late on Tues- 

day and Friday nights just hanging 
out." This old school feel pervades 
as "art walkers" walk down the 
streets of Lebanon, passing men 
sitting out front of shops strum- 
ming guitars and traversing before 
the revamped Lebanon Farmer's 
Market, lit up with visitors check- 
ing out the various arts and crafts 
housed inside. 

Tess Wathen, also involved 
in the Art Walk, says, "It's great 
to see the community come to- 
gether... to see all of the various 
musicians and artists come out." 
While some locations of the Art 
Walk may seem sparse in some 
spots, representatives say that the 
turnout is increasing each time. 
Anyone interested in having their 
own artwork exhibited at the First 
Friday Art Walk should contact the 
LVCA. And the next time you are 
struggling to find something to do 
on the first Friday of the month, 
give Lebanon a chance and take a 
stroll down its streets brimming 
with art and music prepared to en- 
tertain, all with an old-school spin. 



The Social Network" successfully connects 

The new film about Facebook offers a refreshing movie-going experience 

Sean Deffley '11 

La Vie Guest Writer 

Let's face it, logging into Face- 
book has become a rather mun- 
dane and routine part of our lives. 
It could be called ironic that some- 
thing that seems so familiar and 
professional could be born from 
one of the most dramatic, emo- 
tional stories of this generation. 

At its heart, The Social Net- 
work, directed by David Fincher, 
chronicles the events leading to the 
creation of the online behemoth 
Facebook. In reality, the website 
itself ends up becoming a sort of 
MacGuffin — that is, a continuous 
plot element which exists simply to 
further the story of the characters. 
The characters are truly the driving 
force of this film. It would be, per- 
haps, impossible to view this movie 
without finding yourself becoming 
emotionality attached to the char- 

acters. For the most part, the 
cast consists of relatable col- 
lege-aged 20-somethings each 
with their own set of emotional 
problems and obstacles. The 
movie opens in a bar in 2003 
with a shot of Mark Zuckerberg 
(Jesse Eisenberg) rambling 
about a need to be more pop- 
ular in the elitist social com- 
munity of Harvard University. 
This desperate need for atten- 
tion causes his girlfriend, Erica 
(Rooney Mara), to dump him, 
leaving him even more hellbent 
on gaining popularity and win- 
ning back his now ex-girlfriend. 
This scene sets the tone for the 
movie as well as the backbone 
for a chain of events that result 
in the creation of Facebook. 

Throughout the film, Eisen- 
berg establishes Zuckerberg as not 
only a relatable college kid, but also 
a budding genius. His repetitive 
one-line comments and revelations 





not the only breakout perfor- 
mance of the movie, however. 
Justin Timberlake deserves a 
sincere tip of the hat as well 
for his portrayal of Sean Park- 
er, the founder of Napster and 
more relevantly, Zuckerb erg's 
informal business advisor 
for Facebook. Timberlake's 
performance is remarkable 
as he sets up his character as 
a boisterous, greedy, megalo- 
maniac bent on tearing down 
corporate America one leg at 
a time. Timberlake's take on 
Sean Parker is almost akin to 
Neil Patrick Harris' character 
on the hit television show 
How I Met Your Mother, but 
still unique enough to merit 

Image courtesy of Google Images So, in a movie filled with 
throughout the movie are, fittingly, wildly entertaining corporate fren- 
fodder for intellectual thought-pro- zy and college melodrama, how 

voking Facebook statuses. Eisen- much truth is there to the story? 

berg's portrayal of Zuckerberg is According to a Facebook founder, S. DEFFLEY 





Dustin Moskovitz, the movie is a 
"dramatization of history," claiming 
the story as a whole to be true, but 
the subtle character nuances and 
dramatic events to be somewhat 
exaggerated. But truth and accu- 
racy aside, the movie is a refreshing 
piece of cinema that moviegoers 
have needed for quite some time. 
In a blockbuster film industry filled 
with eye candy-filled movies like 
Avatar, Inception and interpreta- 
tions of every comic book franchise 
ever written, The Social Network 
takes that which is most important 
to a movie — the story — and rein- 
forces it with great performances 
and realism, providing for one very 
enjoyable night at the movies. 


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Healthy Living 

Is your "diet" failing? Here are some tips for eating healthy. 

Sarah Kaltreider '11 

La Vie Guest Writer 
With the semester approach- 
ing mid-terms, it is easy to fall off 
the healthy- eating plan that you 
aimed to stay on at the beginning 
of the semester. Whether you are 
a freshman dreading the "freshman 
fifteen" or a senior who's had too 
many excursions to the bar, weight 
gain in college can sneak up quick- 
ly So, do not blame the dryers for 
why your jeans suddenly feel tight- 
er. Take away some of these healthy 
eating tips to stay slim and improve 
your eating habits. 

Eat when you're hungry and 
stop when you're full. It seems like a 
simple concept, but often we mind- 

lessly rush through meals or eat out 
of boredom. Twenty minutes is the 
time for the body to recognize it is 
full, so wait a little before getting a 
second helping. 
Never skip meals, 
and this includes 
breakfast. Skip- 
ping meals causes 
a drop in metabo- 
lism and the like- 
lihood of over 
eating at the next 
meal. If there is 
no time for a meal, pack something 
to hold you over. Yogurt, almonds, 
fruit or a high-fiber granola bar 
are good choices. Breakfast gives 
your metabolism a boost to burn 

more calories throughout the day, 
so even if you're not hungry in the 
morning have something light to 
start the day. 

It's no surprise the 
dining hall has options 
that are not the best 
for the waistline. With 
fries, pizza and desserts 
around, it can be tempt- 
ing to avoid. As difficult 
as it may be, try to train 
your body to eat health- 
ier foods. Create a salad 
with grilled chicken, or substitute a 
sandwich on whole-wheat bread in- 
stead of white bread. Adding more 
vegetables, fruits, whole grains and 
lean proteins will be more satisfy- 

ing than eating processed foods. 
Make sure what condiments and 
toppings you add to food aren't 
making it unhealthy either. The sal- 
ad with chicken is initially a good 
option. But adding cheese, crou- 
tons, bacon and creamy dressing 
to it makes it about as healthy as a 
bacon cheeseburger. 

"Diets" do not work but fol- 
lowing a healthy life-style does. 
So therefore, have your Chicken 
Finger Thursday. Everyone needs 
to cheat once in a while to avoid 
deprivation — but just make sure to 
stick with the one serving of chick- 
en fingers and mac and cheese. 



The Drama Mamas: 

Dear Drama Mamas, 

I have been seeing this guy since the summer, and all those summer nights together were wonderful. 
There are not even words to describe how well we go together. We met at the beach, and since my family 
and his are down there quite a bit I got to see him all the time. It also turns out that we were going to the 
same school! Problem is, when we got back to school he turned out to be a bit of a jerk. I tried to figure 
out what was going on so we went on a date. We were alone at a drive in movie and had a really good talk 
about it. So, despite all the jerking around he's still the one that I want. I have kinda come to the con- 
clusion that there are worse things I could do than date a guy who is a jerk sometimes. I've also started 
smoking and dressing the way he likes; it seems to have helped things a lot. What do you think about all 
this? And is it okay to change who I am for him? 


A Sticky Situation 



Dear Sticky Situation, 

Want Answers? 

Need a problem solved? Do 
you have trouble with cer- 
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E-mail the Drama Mamas 
and see what they have to 
say! Email questions to 
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LaVie to see your answer! 

One word: NO. It is absolutely not ok to change who you are for someone with whom you are in a rela- 
tionship. If you are in a relationship, you should love each other for who you are. No one should be forced to 
change. There is no reason to pick up smoking and dress the way that he wants you to dress. Come on ladies, 
this is the 21st century - independence anyone? Do not let your boyfriend or anyone else tell you what to do, 
what to like/ dislike, how to dress, etc. Of course, in every relationship people will change. But people change 
all the time. If you start dressing differently because you have been inspired by Lady Gaga for example, that's 
different, - he is not making' you dress that way. Also, changes such as improving your communication skills 
and learning to compromise - good changes - are fine. 

Relationships will only succeed if you know how to communicate and compromise. That said, if you can- 
not talk to your boyfriend about how you are feeling, then your relationship is not as strong as you believe 
it is. 

And in response to the other question, yes - boys can be jerks sometimes (and to be fair so can girls). 
However that is not an excuse for him mistreating you in any way. He should talk to you with respect. Not 
only that, but you must demand respect for yourself. Do not be afraid to put him in his place; meaning that 
you must let him know when he is in the wrong. Stand up for yourself, and if you are afraid to talk about it, 
then maybe it isn't a healthy relationship. 

Bottom line, you need to first figure out who you are, and be loyal to yourself above all others. Follow your 
instincts and do what you believe is right - but be strong, demand respect, and be confident in who you are. 
Once you do these things, you will attract someone who is right for you and loves you for who you truly are. 

Much Love, 

Drama Mamas 

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Men's Cross Country 

@ Paul Short Run, 10/1: 12 of 32 

Men's Soccer 

vs. Misericordia,9/29 : 
W 2-1, 0T 


@ Delaware Valley, 10/2 : L 6-38 

Men's Tennis 

vs. Cabrini, 10/2 :W 9-0 
vs. Juniata, 10/3 : L 4-5 

Women's Cross Country 

@ Paul Short Run, 10/1 : 29 of 41 

Field Hockey 

@ Gettysburg, 9/22 : halted due to 
lightning, LVC led 2-0 

Women's Tennis 

vs. Juniata, 10/3 : W 7-2 

Field Hockey 

vs. Susquehanna, 9/30 : W 7-2 
@ Eastern Mennonite, 10/2 : W 4-1 

Women's Volleyball 

@ Haverford,9/29: L 1-3 
vs. DeSales, 10/2 :W 3-2 
vs. Eastern, 10/2 : L 2-3 

Marisa Maxwell 
Field Hockey 

Senior Marisa 
scored her 
first career 
hat trick in 
the Dutch- 
men's 7-2 
victory over 
on Thursday, 
Sept. 30. 
Maxwell scored her three in only 
7:55. Maxwell also scored the first 
goal in the team's 4-1 victory over 
Eastern Mennonite. 


Thursday, 10/7 

Golf @ Alvernia Tournament, 
12:30 p.m. 

Friday 10/8 

Field Hockey @ Gettysburg, 
4:30 p.m. 

Volleyball vs. Neumann, 5:30 

Ice Hockey @ Muhlenberg, 7 

Saturday, 10/9 

Volleyball vs. Bridgewater, 
10:30 a.m. 

Men's Cross Country @ De 
Sales, 10:30 a.m. 

Women's Cross Country @ 

11:15 a.m. 

Football vs. Wilkes, 1 p.m. 

Field Hockey @ Shenadandoah, 
1 p.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Alvernia, 
1:30 p.m. 

Volleyball vs. Frostburg State, 
1:30 p.m. 

Men's Tennis vs. Ursinus, 2:30 

Men's Soccer @ Alvernia, 4 

Women's Tennis @ Common- 
wealth Conf. Individuals, all 


Andy Sup 

scored a 
goal in 
the 98th 
minute of 

crodia on 

Wednesday, Sept. 29, securing 
the 2-1 overtime victory. The goal 
was Suprock's fourth of the 

Field hockey remains flawless 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Women's Field Hockey 
team is off to a perfect start. They 
now stand at a flawless 9-0. How- 
ever; the teams success is a result 
of collaborative teamwork. 

While hosting Susquehanna 

University last Thursday (9/30); 
senior Marisa Maxwell had her 
first career hat trick. Sophomore 
Cait Vasey also saw herself in the 
spotlight as she contributed three 
assists^ which marks her the fifth 
person in the LVC program to 
reach 25 assists. The sophomore 
did it in just 31 games. Shelly 


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DUTCHMEN DOMINATION Sophomore Caitlin Vasey scored one 
in the 4-1 Dutchmen victory over Eastern Mennonite 

Lobach '11 made her 40th career 
assist against the Crusaders. Scor- 
ing was not an issue for the Dutch- 
man. Jocelyn Novak '12 and Alli- 
son Bicher '1 1 both contributed to 
the scoring. 

LVC dominated the entire 
game ; outshooting Susquehanna 
37-9 and in corners 12-3. Junior 
Christine Poletti had three saves. 

On Saturday, the Dutchmen 
traveled to Eastern Mennonite 
University. The team defeated the 
Royals 4-1. The Dutchmen out- 
shot the Royals 32-10. Lobach; Bi- 
cher and Maxwell all contributed 
to scoring. Sophomore Cait Vasey 
also scored. Poletti had one save. 

LVC will continue to defend 
its ranking at fouth in the nation 
on Wednesday; Oct. 6 the team 
will host 20th-ranked Franklin & 
Marshall College at 4 p.m. at the In 
the Net complex in Palmyra. Fans 
are encouraged to wear red; as the 
game will be for AIDS awareness. 
Come support the team! 



Football falls to No. 13 Delaware Valley 

Offensive stuggle and injury influence in 38-6 loss 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Lebanon Valley rolled into 
Doylestown ; Pa. ; coming off 
their first win of the season, to 
go head-to-head with the 13th- 
ranked Delaware Valley (DVC) 
Aggies. The Aggies' high-pow- 
ered offense and defense put up 
big numbers, giving the Dutch- 
men an 0-1 start in MAC play by 
losing 38-6. 

Starting quarterback Caleb 
Fick '11 sat out with injury con- 
cerns; so that turned the ball over 
to junior Colt Zarilla for the first 
starting performance of his ca- 
reer. He surely felt the pressure; 
being sacked six times before 
leaving the game with an injury. 
Overall; he went 8-17 ; with a 
passing touchdown and two in- 
terceptions. The rushing game 
couldn't seem to get anywhere 
either; with leading rusher Ben 
Guiles '12; who entered the game 


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STRUGGLE MOVING CHAINS Junior Blair Ransom led the 
Dutchmen with 25 yards rushing after sacks. The team was held to 
45 total rushing yards after sacks 

as the 15th-leading rusher in the 
nation; was held to only 15 rush- 
ing yards. 

For the opposition; the Dela- 
ware Valley offense tied a school 

record by recording five passing 
touchdowns in the game. De- 
fensively; DVC allowed Lebanon 
Valley College to acquire only 
140 total yards of offense. 

In an interview with GoDutch-; Head Coach Jim 
Monos stated how playing such a 
good football team led to both of- 
fensive and defensive struggles all 
day long. "Run or pass ; they had 
their way with us. With us strug- 
gling offensively; it kept the de- 
fense on the field way too much." 
Monos went on to say ; "I gotta 
believe that we can learn from 
this ... we can look over the tape ; 
and see that we didn't perform 
like we're capable of.... They are 
a very good football team." 

The Dutchmen are now 1-3 
on the season, but will look to 
bounce back next week at Arnold 
Field in Annville against the Wil- 
kes University Colonels at 1 p.m. 
before facing Fairleigh Dickinson 
University-Florham Devils on 
Saturday; Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. for 
Oktoberfest weekend. 



Cross country running towards success 

Alyssa Wargo '11 
Tabitha Brobst '11 

La Vie Staff Writers 

The LVC Mens and Women's 
Cross Country teams started the sea- 
son out on a strong foot. Beginning 
on Sept. 4, the team ran in the Dela- 
ware Valley College Invitational. The 
women placed third out of 18 teams 
thanks to top 10 finishes by seniors 
Jenn Cronin and Megan Long. The 
men also had a strong showing, with 
an eighth place finish. 

On Sept. 11, both the men and 
women topped regionally-ranked 
Gettysburg at the 38th Annual LVC 
Invitational at Memorial Lake State 
Park. Cronin led the pack for the 
women with a time of 18:47. Other 
top finishers were Cynthia Adams 
'14, Long, and Kristin Shoop '13, 
who placed fifth, sixth and tenth re- 
spectively. The mens team placed 
four runners in the top six. John 
Wallace T3 placed second followed 
by Brad Sweigart Tl, who came in 
third, Nick DAngelo T2, who came 
in fourth and Matt Nesmith T3, who 
finished sixth. Strong finishes by 
Cronin and Wallace led them to be 
named the Middle Atlantic Confer- 
ence Cross Country runners of the 
week on Sept. 13. 

The mens and women's teams 
continued success on Sept. 18 at the 
Dickenson College Long - Short 
Invitational. Cronin placed fourth 
overall but was first among Division 


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III. Adams and Shoop also had strong 
runs for LVC finishing 13th and 
22nd. Wallace was LVC s top male 
finisher in 42nd place. 

Currently, the women's team is 
ranked seventh in the Mideast Re- 
gional ranking by the U.S. Track and 
Field and Cross Country Coaches 

This year, the outstanding run- 
ners for the Dutchmen are Cronin, 
Adams, Long, Wallace and Sweigart. 
Cronin has dominated these past 
three years, and this year is no excep- 
tion. Already, the team has had three 
meets this season, and Cronin has 
placed first, for Division III schools, 
in every meet. Although Cronin was 
an outstanding soccer player and 
track star in high school, it was her 
track coach that wanted her to par- 

ticipate in cross country instead of 
soccer. That decision paid offlast year 
when Cronin became the first female 
at LVC to qualify for nationals. This 
year, Cronin would like the team to 
get its first conference title, and she 
personally would like to qualify for 
nationals again and receive the con- 
ference title. 

Long started her cross country ca- 
reer when she transferred to LVC in 
her junior year. So far this year, Long 
has run well, coming in second and 
third in two meets. Longs expecta- 
tions are to improve her times, and 
she would like the team to qualify for 

Adams came to LVC from South- 
ern Columbia School District, where 
she was a state medalist in the 800 
and the 4x8. Although Adams never 

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ran cross country before, she has con- 
sistently come in second behind Cro- 
nin at every meet. Adams' expecta- 
tions these next four years are to run 
better and lower her times. 

Sweigart started his cross coun- 
try career in middle school. During 
high school, he also participated in 
indoor/ outdoor track and field. So 
far at LVC, Sweigart finished in third 
at the LVC Invitational and has been 
named to the second team all Middle 
Atlantic Conference (MAC) twice. 
His expectations are to qualify for 
nationals, be in the top ten in MAC 
and he would like the team to come 
in second in the conference. 

Wallace started his cross country 
career this year for the Dutchmen. 
However, he has been running for 
the past eight years. This year, Wal- 

lace came in second at the LVC Invi- 
tational. His expectations these next 
three years are to contribute as one of 
the top runners and be in the top ten 
in MAC. 

On Friday, the LVC Cross Coun- 
try teams went to the Paul Short Invi- 
tational at Lehigh University. The in- 
vitational is the largest collegiate meet 
on the east coast this fall. The women 
competed in the Brown Race, which 
is a stronger race, and the men com- 
peted in the White Race. 

To prepare for the invitational, 
Cronin said, "I scope out times of 
runners, so I know what is expected 
of me." 

On the other hand, Sweigart said, 
"I prepare by visualizing myself doing 
well at the meet, it helps to calm my 

The women finished 29th out of 
41 teams. Individually, Cronin fin- 
ished 16th overall, 4th in Division 
III, with a time of 22:23. Shoop was 
LVCs second scorer finishing 96th 
overall with a time of 23:36. For the 
men, the team finished 12th overall. 
Individually, Wallace was the first 
scorer for LVC, finishing 34th overall 
with a time of 27:18. DAngelo was 
LVC s second scorer, finishing 42nd 
overall with a time of 27:30. 

Coming up for the Dutchmen is 
the Desales Invitational on Oct. 9 and 
the Haverford Invitational on Oct. 



Women s soccer to support breast cancer awareness 

Lauren Scott '12 

Sports Editor 

In the month of October, the 
women's soccer team will begin 
an initatiave, Pink on the Pitch, 
by wearing pink jerseys during 
home games in honor of Breast 
Cancer Awareness month. 

The Dutchmen will be auc- 
tioning off the jerseys at the end 
of the month. Bidding begins 
Oct. 1. Bidding can be done at 
home games or online by e-mail- 
ing head coach Lauren Frankford 
at frankfor(S) Bidding up- 

dates will occur daily and can be 
found under Women's Soccer on 

On Oct. 30, LVCs Colleges 
Against Cancer will attend the last 
home game of the month and will 
be selling t-shirts for $10 to help 
raise money for the cause. Dona- 
tions will be accepted at home 
games throughout the month. All 
proceeds from LVCs First Annual 
Pink on the Pitch initiative will be 
given to the Lebanon Chapter of 
the American Cancer Society. 



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